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Hey Craig, tell adventureXpo? What type of
adventureXpo is a new event focused on showcasing a huge range of adventure, extreme and action sports. The inaugural event will be The Cloud on Auckland Queens Wharf 1-2 December thia year. Adventure Magazine is the official adventureXpo’s media partner, our team caught up with Craig from adventureXpo to ask a few questions about the event.
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adventureXpo is New Zealand’s only expo solely focused on showcasing under one roof adventure, extreme and action sports equipment to the public. The Cloud on Auckland Queens Wharf will be divided into four elements, Wind, Water, Wheels and Mountains, each element showcasing a huge range of equipment and brands. Across all elements will be supporting apparel, wearable technology, hydration, and nutrition options that help connect people to the environment.
Some exhibitors are showcasing new season range to help raise awareness, for example Giant bikes are bringing in the new 2019 fleet of mountain bikes with the new DVO suspension and components. Other brands will be there selling, example being Evolve which is an electric skateboard, they will have options to buy, demo or just check them out. icebreaker have a pop-up shop and Outfitters will be showcasing their epic range of global outdoor adventure brands. So, to answer your questions a bit of both.
We have a really diverse range which is really awesome! Equipment ranging from skateboards, surfboards, wetsuits and free dive, bouldering and rock climbing, tramping, trail running, mountain biking, bike packing, adventure tents, cameras, high-quality range of outdoor apparel and a few surprises. We also have association partners, Surfing New Zealand, Mountain Safety Council, NZ Olympic Committee, a craft beer partner 8 Wired and of course Adventure Magazine who have been our number one supporter from the get go!
This year adventureXpo reason why you chose What is your point is at The Cloud, that venue? of difference? any
It was a strategic decision, you’ll find a number of expo and lifestyle events out in ASB Showgrounds or further out, we wanted to be in the CBD and close to one of our favourite elements, the Ocean. The Cloud is a really versatile venue and will be the perfect venue for adventureXpo.
We are curating the event to feel almost like a festival, as mentioned the expo space will be divided into four main elements, in addition we have an Adventure Hub. We have been working with Sefton from the Uprising and icebreaker to design and build a huge bespoke and 100% mobile bouldering wall that will be 4.5m high and stretch across the Hub. The wall will be open for the public to have a climb. Red Bull will have their fully kitted out DJ truck with smooth tunes spinning all day, 8 Wired Craft beer bar, a great selection of wine, a lounge area, finely crafted coffee and some delicious artisan food. We are creating an environment, where parents can relax and kids can learn about alternate activity options and demo some cool equipment.
Yes, we are trying to keep the entry fee low, pre-sales ticket via eventbrite will start from $10 for an adult, $20 for a family pass and free for under 16-year olds who are with a paying adult. You can also rock up and pay at the entrance as well. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page @adventureXpo.co.nz
Will it cost to attend? Can potential exhibitors still sign up for the 2018 event?
We have a few spaces available, best to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help.
We have aspirational goals, with plans to grow the event each year and host adventureXpo in a range of destinations around the country. Our initial focus is to ensure that people who attend in 2018 will come back every year.
What are the future plans for adventureXpo?